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在 zài: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 1

在 (zài) English Meaning

  • (located) at
  • (to be) in
  • to exist
  • in the middle of doing sth
  • (indicating an action in progress)

Traditional Character:  

Sample Sentences

  • 狗在叫。
    Gǒu zài jiào.
    The dog is barking.
  • 谁在敲鼓?
    Shéi zài qiāo gǔ?
    Who’s beating the drum?
  • 谁在敲门?
    Shéi zài qiāo mén?
    Who is knocking at the door?
  • 牛在吃草。
    Niú zài chī cǎo.
    The cattle are grazing.
  • 她在浴室。
    Tā zài yùshì.
    She’s in the bath.
  • 它在桌下。
    Tā zài zhuō xià.
    It’s under the table.

Stroke Order & Character Components

现 (zài): (located) at; (to be) in; to exist; in the middle of doing sth; (indicating an action in progress)

  • 𠂇: hand
  • 丨 (gǔn): line
  • 土 (tǔ): earth
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